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Editorial Style Guide

Washington State University’s editorial guide helps University staff communicate clearly, concisely, and consistently about WSU.

This guide covers many common areas of concern and questions when writing for the University.

The guide isn’t a comprehensive grammar manual or dictionary. The Chicago Manual of Style serves as the University’s standard style reference for marketing and many other communications. For spelling, word division, and helpful usage notes, refer toMerriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.

News releases and media relations communications use the Associated Press Stylebook, in accordance with industry standards. WSU News can provide additional information about AP style and media relations.

Please contact the Editorial Style Guide committee if you have questions or ideas about this guide.

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Last updated: November 18, 2022